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Championship match preview: Preston North End versus Norwich City

This could be an interesting match as Preston North End have their presumed home advantage while Norwich City are ahead 39 points in the Championship table.

Insights:
  • Norwich City is in the best form (5-1-0)
Best bookmaker betting odds:

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Preston North End form and stats

Preston North End's struggle is real here at Deepdale with only 19 points collected from 19 Championship games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 5-4-10. With three straight defeats the pressure is piling up on Preston to get some points in this home game.

Times are rough for the home team, having gone 290 minutes without scoring a league goal. D. Johnson was the last player to find the net.

Preston's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 0-1 versus Luton Town (placed 13th). Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Middlesbrough (0-2).

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Preston as they are travelling to their away game against Swansea City in the Championship. That match is three days after this one.

Preston North End have scored 15 league goals here from 19 matches, not a lot. Preston North End have only conceded 18 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Norwich City form and stats

Norwich City's travelling support has been rewarded for their time and money so far this season, having witnessed Norwich City, who have the most points (41) away in Championship, collect 41 points from their 19 away matches in the Championship. 13 victories and 2 draws have created these points (and only 4 defeats). In general it has been a productive period now for Norwich as they haven't lost any of their last ten games. Norwich has been amazing away for a time now, winning five in a row on their travels. The last time they went home with a point loss was against Swansea City.

Norwich's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Blackburn Rovers that finished 1-1. Before that one, a nice away victory 2-0 at Nottingham Forest.

After this away game Norwich return home for a Championship game against Huddersfield Town. That game is only four sleeps after this.

Norwich has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 29 goals from 19 games. It's not easy to score on Norwich as they have only conceded 17 goals from these away games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Norwich City - Preston 2-2. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Preston North End, four draws and three wins for Norwich City. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Top Goalscorers

Norwich CityT. Pukki
T. Pukki
22 goals
Norwich CityE. Buendía
E. Buendía
10 goals
PrestonS. Sinclair
S. Sinclair
9 goals

Preston North End missing players

Norwich City missing players

Competition: England Championship
Competition: Fri 02.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Deepdale (23408 seats)
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 38 25 8 5 56 27 19 12 6 1 27 10 19 13 2 4 29 17 29 83
2 Watford 38 22 9 7 55 26 19 15 2 2 38 12 19 7 7 5 17 14 29 75
3 Swansea City 37 20 9 8 45 29 19 11 5 3 23 11 18 9 4 5 22 18 16 69
4 Brentford 37 19 11 7 65 39 18 10 6 2 35 19 19 9 5 5 30 20 26 68
5 Barnsley 38 19 7 12 49 42 19 10 4 5 24 19 19 9 3 7 25 23 7 64
6 Reading 38 18 8 12 52 41 19 11 1 7 29 21 19 7 7 5 23 20 11 62
7 AFC Bournemouth 37 16 11 10 55 37 19 11 3 5 33 19 18 5 8 5 22 18 18 59
8 Cardiff City 38 16 10 12 55 37 19 7 4 8 32 21 19 9 6 4 23 16 18 58
9 Middlesbrough 38 16 8 14 46 39 19 10 3 6 25 18 19 6 5 8 21 21 7 56
10 Millwall 38 12 16 10 38 36 19 5 10 4 18 16 19 7 6 6 20 20 2 52
11 Stoke City 38 13 13 12 42 42 19 9 4 6 26 21 19 4 9 6 16 21 0 52
12 Queens Park Rangers 37 13 11 13 39 43 19 8 4 7 21 22 18 5 7 6 18 21 -4 50
13 Luton Town 37 14 8 15 31 41 18 7 6 5 22 20 19 7 2 10 9 21 -10 50
14 Bristol City 38 15 4 19 39 50 19 7 2 10 15 22 19 8 2 9 24 28 -11 49
15 Blackburn Rovers 38 12 10 16 50 42 19 6 7 6 25 21 19 6 3 10 25 21 8 46
16 Preston North End 38 13 5 20 39 49 19 5 4 10 15 18 19 8 1 10 24 31 -10 44
17 Nottingham Forest 38 10 12 16 30 38 19 5 7 7 16 18 19 5 5 9 14 20 -8 42
18 Huddersfield Town 37 11 9 17 41 52 18 8 4 6 25 18 19 3 5 11 16 34 -11 42
19 Derby County 38 10 10 18 27 42 19 5 6 8 14 20 19 5 4 10 13 22 -15 40
20 Coventry City 37 9 12 16 32 48 19 7 7 5 19 19 18 2 5 11 13 29 -16 39
21 Birmingham City 38 9 11 18 28 50 19 4 3 12 14 32 19 5 8 6 14 18 -22 38
22 Rotherham United 34 10 5 19 38 47 17 4 3 10 21 26 17 6 2 9 17 21 -9 35
23 Sheffield Wednesday 37 10 8 19 28 47 18 6 6 6 15 14 19 4 2 13 13 33 -19 32
24 Wycombe Wanderers 38 6 9 23 25 61 19 4 5 10 12 24 19 2 4 13 13 37 -36 27

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 38 25 8 5 56 27 19 12 6 1 27 10 19 13 2 4 29 17 29 83
2 Watford 38 22 9 7 55 26 19 15 2 2 38 12 19 7 7 5 17 14 29 75
3 Swansea City 37 20 9 8 45 29 19 11 5 3 23 11 18 9 4 5 22 18 16 69
4 Brentford 37 19 11 7 65 39 18 10 6 2 35 19 19 9 5 5 30 20 26 68
5 Barnsley 38 19 7 12 49 42 19 10 4 5 24 19 19 9 3 7 25 23 7 64
6 Reading 38 18 8 12 52 41 19 11 1 7 29 21 19 7 7 5 23 20 11 62
7 AFC Bournemouth 37 16 11 10 55 37 19 11 3 5 33 19 18 5 8 5 22 18 18 59
8 Cardiff City 38 16 10 12 55 37 19 7 4 8 32 21 19 9 6 4 23 16 18 58
9 Middlesbrough 38 16 8 14 46 39 19 10 3 6 25 18 19 6 5 8 21 21 7 56
10 Millwall 38 12 16 10 38 36 19 5 10 4 18 16 19 7 6 6 20 20 2 52
11 Stoke City 38 13 13 12 42 42 19 9 4 6 26 21 19 4 9 6 16 21 0 52
12 Queens Park Rangers 37 13 11 13 39 43 19 8 4 7 21 22 18 5 7 6 18 21 -4 50
13 Luton Town 37 14 8 15 31 41 18 7 6 5 22 20 19 7 2 10 9 21 -10 50
14 Bristol City 38 15 4 19 39 50 19 7 2 10 15 22 19 8 2 9 24 28 -11 49
15 Blackburn Rovers 38 12 10 16 50 42 19 6 7 6 25 21 19 6 3 10 25 21 8 46
16 Preston North End 38 13 5 20 39 49 19 5 4 10 15 18 19 8 1 10 24 31 -10 44
17 Nottingham Forest 38 10 12 16 30 38 19 5 7 7 16 18 19 5 5 9 14 20 -8 42
18 Huddersfield Town 37 11 9 17 41 52 18 8 4 6 25 18 19 3 5 11 16 34 -11 42
19 Derby County 38 10 10 18 27 42 19 5 6 8 14 20 19 5 4 10 13 22 -15 40
20 Coventry City 37 9 12 16 32 48 19 7 7 5 19 19 18 2 5 11 13 29 -16 39
21 Birmingham City 38 9 11 18 28 50 19 4 3 12 14 32 19 5 8 6 14 18 -22 38
22 Rotherham United 34 10 5 19 38 47 17 4 3 10 21 26 17 6 2 9 17 21 -9 35
23 Sheffield Wednesday 37 10 8 19 28 47 18 6 6 6 15 14 19 4 2 13 13 33 -19 32
24 Wycombe Wanderers 38 6 9 23 25 61 19 4 5 10 12 24 19 2 4 13 13 37 -36 27

Preston North End Norwich City
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
38 19 5 Played P 6 19 38
13 5 0 Won W 4 13 25
5 4 2 Drew D 1 2 8
20 10 3 Lost L 1 4 5
39 15 1 Scored S 10 29 56
49 18 4 Conceded C 7 17 27
95% 89% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 83% 95% 92%
63% 47% 20% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 74% 66%
47% 32% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 47% 39%
16% 5% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 21% 16%
8% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 17% 5% 5%
34% 21% 20% BTTS BTTS 67% 53% 47%
29% 37% 20% Clean Sheets C S 33% 32% 42%
42% 53% 80% Failed to Score F T 17% 21% 18%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.2 1.1 1.4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 1.7 1.4
3 2 0 Red cards R C 1 1 3
 
9.5 10.7 8.8 Shots (avg) S ( 13.2 14.2 15.3
3.2 3 2.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.2 4.6 4.6
32% 26% 9% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 33% 32%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Norwich City have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Norwich City have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Norwich City have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (13) in Championship
  • Norwich City have the most points (41) away in Championship
  • Norwich City have the the best goal difference (+12) away in Championship
  • Norwich City is in the best form (5-1-0)

Preston North End:
Norwich City:
Championship:
England:
Bookie Preston North End Draw Norwich City

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.